Danby State Forest Chestnut Lean-to

Total distance: 0.57 miles

Difficulty level(s): easy

From Bald Hill Rd, it is a pleasant 1.2 mile round trip hike to the Chestnut Lean-to. This is a beautiful, easy hike through wild forest. You can also access the lean-to from the Michigan Hollow Rd trailhead (2.0 mile round trip). Privy at lean-to. This trail is NOT closed during hunting season however hunting is permitted in Danby State Forest. Stay on trail and wear blaze orange during hunting seasons.

Portions of this trail system are also included in the Finger Lakes Trail system.

Trailhead GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 42.3262
Longitude: -76.4981

Parking Locations

Trail Attributes

  • Good for Hiking
  • Good for Running
  • Good for Snowshoeing
  • Unique Wildlife Viewing
  • Picnicking allowed

More Info

Part of interconnected trail system: Yes

Trail Surface: Earth

Trail Markers: white blaze

Hunting is allowed on this trail - use caution.

This trail is open year round.

Visit the Trail Owners/Stewards